Dr Banning is an excellent psychiatrist and has changed my life for the better in many ways. She has helped me stabilise my mental health, find the right medication and balance with therapy, as well as teaching me amazing coping mechanisms that help day to day. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

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October 17th 2019

Excellent psychiatrist, very helpful in helping me understand and work on my emotional issues, as well as as choosing needed and helpful medications from time to time. Very kind and knowledgeable Doctor. Made an immense difference to my life for the better.

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October 1st 2019

Dr Banning has been extremely helpful in my life.  Her kind and thoughtful approach has taught me much about how I process my emotions, and how my childhood experiences had adversely affected the choices I made in my life. I thoroughly recommend her to anyone who needs some help and guidance with their psychological state.


March 3rd 2020

Anna is a wonderful support and a compassionate listener, whilst at the same time challenging you to help unlock what is holding you back. Her techniques go beyond just talking and truly tap into the whole mind and body. Highly recommend!


March 11th 2020

A Gentle, Practical Healer

Dr. Anna Banning is a psychiatrist that takes a holistic approach to tackling issues her patients bring to her. Gently treating the mind, body and spirit helps to get to the root of each problem, eases anxiety and makes the patient feel whole again. I have only visited Anna four times and already I am feeling a difference in my wellbeing and an inner peace I have not felt for most of my life. Anna is indeed a gentle, practical healer. Highly recommended. Thank you, Anna.

September 2020

Clinical Supervision for Mental Health Professionals - Sydney, Balmain

Supervision is an essential ingredient for good clinical practice. I offer supervision for:

   Social workers
   General Practitioners
   Art therapists


Currently I have two supervision groups and vacancies exist in both groups, one on the first Monday of the month and one on the last Friday of the month from 10 am to 12md. Groups are small consisting of 6 to 8 people.


I am passionate about upgrading clinical skills. We all have blind spots and therapy can be hard exhausting work. It can also be easy and up lifting for both therapist and clinician when it is going well.


I am a Psychiatrist and I have been supervising groups since 2011.  I have an eclectic orientation, but familiar with most of the current practices used, including recent advances in trauma and body work. I started as a child and family psychiatrist with a psycho dynamic and family systems orientation. However I am happy with any orientation you bring for supervision and with whatever level of experience you have had. 
The only requirement is that you have an active clinical practice.


I have a unique style of supervision using role play as an experiential component of the work. This brings life and fun to the work and enables you to actually experience what it feels like to be your client. Of course role playing is optional and your choice, but I have found it to be a very beneficial and quick modality for supervising your therapy practice.

Currently there is a nominal fee of $75 for a 2 hour session, payable in advance for the rest of the year ( 6 sessions), but the first session is free and obligation free.

I also offer individual supervision.

I am happy to answer any questions either by phone or email.


Clinicians' Testimonials

I have been working with Anna in her clinical supervision group for over a year and have found Anna to be professional, knowledgeable, and skilful. She is an experienced supervisor in clinical practice who role models skills and awareness within supervision.


March 7th 2020

I have been attending one of Anna’s supervision groups for a year and find the groups stimulating, challenging and insightful. I appreciate Anna’s extensive therapeutic expertise and the role playing technique. The wide range of other mental health supervisees and their backgrounds and experiences also make it a very interesting and supportive morning. Thanks Anna.


March 8th 2020

I have attended Anna's supervision group for ten years.  Through this time I have continued to benefit from her heartfelt approach that supports me both personally and professionally.  Anna's generous facilitation which allows input from the other diverse range of professionals in the group has been profound in giving me a broad understanding of the range of possibilities in treating mental health.


September 2021

I have been attending Anna's supervision group for over a year.  I feel my confidence and therapeutic skills have improved.  Anna challenges and encourages me to focus more on interventions that foster my clients' agency.  This means I am less likely to get side-tracked during therapy so each session with my clients has become more effective.  I have also learnt a lot by being in a group where different cases are discussed and different therapeutic approaches modelled.  I highly recommend Anna's supervision group to any therapist who want to feel supported and inspired to do their best work.


September 2021

I have participated in Dr Anna Banning's group supervision for several years.  I have appreciated the range and depth of clinical and psychotherapy experience which Anna brings to the group.  Anna nurtures a safe and stimulating learning environment and I very much appreciate the knowledge, confidence, and growth that I have developed in my own practice through my participation in her group supervision.


October 2021